Mandela Day to focus on education, constitution

Mandela Day to focus on education, constitution

The Nelson Mandela Foundation launched its new strategy to celebrate the annual Mandela Day on Wednesday. 

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by Neo Motloung

The Mandela Day initiative celebrates a decade this year, having been run from 2009. 

The initiative calls on people around the world to help the communities they reside in.

The foundation has adopted four pillars to drive the initiative over the next decade, including a call on people to influence public policy and to broaden constitutionalism.

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The foundation’s board member, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, said these four pillars are entry points to transform the country’s education and training system to become the effective path out of poverty.

“The opportunity for measurable impact are numerous. We at the foundation have committed to work with all our partners to leverage these opportunities over the next ten years in honour of Madiba.”

Ramphele was speaking at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Houghton in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

This year’s Mandela Day will be on July 18 

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